Video Analytics Keep Watch Over Solar Fields In Spain

MATE Intelligent Video recently announced that its Trigger analytic video encoder has been chosen by CCTV Center, a leading distributor in Spain, to protect several local solar fields.

Spain is one of the leading countries applying concentrating solar power technology. The solar fields are often located in remote areas. Consequently, a short response time to any disruption has become one of the most pressing security issues. Traditional security such as physical barriers and cameras are incapable of providing a sufficient solution when addressing those types of issues.

The client, a major solar power company in Spain, experienced substantial financial losses due to the theft of solar panels and metals from remote sites. The double fence protection around the field's extensive perimeter was not a sufficient deterrent to protect the unmanned sites from repeated thefts.

MATE added its Trigger analytic video encoder to the existing network of video cameras installed at the inner perimeter fence. The units, which can concurrently analyze up to four video inputs, are specifically designed to operate in harsh outdoor conditions. CCTV Center, MATE's distributor in Spain, has provided local support for this project.

MATE's Trigger systems are able to track objects in real time, allowing the user to select from a set of detectable behaviors to alert upon. These systems help security organizations better focus resources and lower response times -- without raising overall surveillance overhead.

"MATE's technology greatly enhanced the security envelope surrounding our client's solar power installations, and easily and cost effectively integrated into the existing infrastructure," said Juan Jose Gallego, technical manager of CCTV Center.

"Solar fields are part of the critical national infrastructure and require reliable and stable security systems" said Aviram Segal, MATE vice president of sales and marketing. "We are pleased that MATE is increasingly selected as the preferred provider to secure these and similar types of important sites."

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